Toddler-killing mother Susan Smith 'tries to kill herself in prison, has a lesbian lover... and has a wealthy male suitor waiting for her on the outside'
America's original most-hated mom Susan Smith was found in a pool of blood in her prison cell after she slashed her wrists during one of her bizarre cutting rituals, according to reports.
The 40-year-old monster mom came to national attention in 1994 when she strapped her sons - Michael, three, and Alex, one - into their car seats before rolling the vehicle into a lake so she could be with her wealthy lover.
She is serving a life sentence in Leath Correctional institute in North Carolina after she eventually confessed to the murder of her children.
Former fellow prisoner Stephanie Hulsey spoke to the National Enquirer about Smith's suicidal behavior and revealed she has a butch lesbian lover.
She said: 'Susan says she cuts herself because it releases all her pain. She has terrible raised scars on her wrists, maybe 15 of them, some three-inches long.'
Smith first told police she had been car-jacked by a black man who had driven off in her car with her children inside.
A nine-day nation-wide appeal followed. Susan and her estranged husband David appeared in front of TV cameras pleading for the safe return of their children.
Police were already suspicious of her story, especially after results of a polygraph test were inconclusive and her statements changed each time she was interviewed.
She eventually confessed, saying she killed them because they stood in the way of her being with local businessman Tom Findlay who had just broken up with her.
The Dear John letter was also found in the car.
Miss Hulsey, 32, explained to the Enquirer about the moment she found Smith in a pool of blood in her cell.
'There was blood spurting everywhere and though she was weeping, she wasn't crying out in pain. She used to say, "You don't feel pain when you cut. Cutting takes all the pain away"'
She said: 'She had been caught with some prescription pills and was locked in a room waiting to be sent to solitary.
'A friend and I knew she was a cutter and we were worried she might harms herself so we decided to check on her.
'The room was locked but we could see her inside - sitting on the floor and slashing deeply at her wrists with a razor she snuck in with her.
'There was blood spurting everywhere and though she was weeping, she wasn't crying out in pain. She used to say, "You don't feel pain when you cut. Cutting takes all the pain away".'
Susan was then rushed to hospital before being placed in solitary confinement for 60 days.
Miss Hulsy also revealed that, not only does Susan have a lesbian lover on the inside - who is 'a big woman like a man serving life for armed bank robbery' - she also has a male suitor on the outside who she plans to marry if she gets paroled.
'I've seen him visiting her. Over the years he's sent her thousands of dollars and paid for her hospital bills.'
The wealthy suitor - though not been named - is not Tom Findlay, the man she killed her kids over.
She will be eligible for parole in 2024 after serving 30 years inside